Chiranjeevi bags remake rights of Malyalam blockbuster 'Lucifer'

Wednesday 09th October 2019 08:07 EDT

Actor Chiranjeevi's dream project 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy,' which hit the theatres on October 2, is ruling the box office currently. It is reported that Chiranjeevi's mega-budget flick has managed to gross more than £8.5 million worldwide in just two days.

After a mega success of his latest magnum opus, Chiranjeevi will star in Telugu remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster 'Lucifer,' which marked the directorial debut of actor Prithviraj Sukumaran. Speaking at the pre-release event of 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy' in Kerala, actor-filmmaker Prithviraj revealed that Chiranjeevi has acquired the Telugu rights of his film 'Lucifer.'

“With #Chiranjeevi sir at the Kerala launch of #SyeraNarasimhaReddy What an absolute gem of a man! Humility and grace personified. I’m thrilled that you bought the rights to #Lucifer and will forever be sorry that I couldn’t take up your offer to be part of #SNR sir!(sic),” Prithviraj posted on his Twitter page.

Released earlier this year, 'Lucifer' became the biggest ever earner of Malayalam cinema globally. It grossed a whopping £20 million worldwide. Set in the backdrop of a family crisis during a volatile political situation in Kerala, the film, starring Mohanlal in the lead, was written by Murali Gopy. Buoyed by the success of the film, the filmmakers have announced two more films in the franchise. The sequel has been titled 'Empuraan.' The movie will go on floors in the second half of 2020, following which the filmmakers will start working on the third instalment.

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